Sunday, May 31, 2009

CryptoWA #1 - Kenneth Arnold - 1947 - Mount Rainier

This is the first picture in a series portraying a oddities and strange events from my home state of Washington.

Whether or not you believe Kenneth's Arnold's account of seeing nine disc-like shapes, it's a great story and is generally regarded as the first modern UFO sighting, kicking off a period of saucer hysteria in the late 1940's.

Interesting side note: When researching his plane, a pilot friend directed me to a website that tracks planes using their call letters. Arnold's CallAir A2 is still flying! It's currently owned by somebody down in Florida.